Indian Broadcasting Foundation restructures with key leadership appointments

Siddharth Jain, Rajat Sharma, Sudhanshu Vats and K Madhavan have been appointed as Vice-Presidents to liaise with the government and other stakeholders

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 18, 2018 11:40 AM

The Board of Directors of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has unanimously appointed Siddharth Jain, Rajat Sharma, Sudhanshu Vats and K Madhavan as the Vice-Presidents to liaise with the government and other stakeholders for sectoral growth.

Siddharth Jain, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, South Asia of Turner International India Pvt Ltd will be the Vice President, IBF for Distribution.  Rajat Sharma the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV shall oversee Government Affairs in his role as the Vice President of the Foundation. Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom 18 would be Vice President- Audience Measurement, while K Madhavan, Managing Director, Asianet Communications will be spearheading the Regional Affairs portfolio.

The Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of The India Today Group, Aroon Purie shall continue as the Treasurer of the Foundation until the next Annual General Meeting.

In the 19th Annual General Meeting of IBF held on 31st August 2018, the members unanimously elected Shashi S. Vempati, CEO of Prasar Bharati to the Board of Directors of IBF. His inclusion in the Board will strengthen the Foundation technologically, considering his prior experience in the IT sector.

With the inclusion of Avinash Pandey, COO, ABP News Network, Mahesh Samat, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, The Walt Disney Co- South Asia and John Brittas, Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief, Malayalam Communications Ltd as Co-opted Directors on the Board of the Foundation, IBF is geared up to meet the sectoral challenges.

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